Monday, February 5, 2018

TE Sneak Peek Day 1: Bunnies and Ewes

It's a big day!!  It's the first day of sneak peeks for the February release from Taylored Expressions!  And even's full of fresh spring colors and themes!!  Today I have critters - a cute (and slightly sarcastic) lamb and a bunny in an egg. Everything you see in the next three days of sneak peeks will be available on Thursday, February 8th. Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

My first card made me giggle the entire time I was working on it.  I used the new Quick Critters Spring which has a a sentiment that I can relate to!!

Taylored Expressions Quick Critters Spring

I adore kids' candy!  No fancy chocolates for me.  I want the jelly beans and the marshmallow Peeps!! And my kids grew up knowing that while it was OK for me to raid their stash of candy, they had better not touch mine. 

With that slightly-threatening sentiment, I started out with the idea of bold colors and patterns, but the more that I worked on that critter, the more I wanted it to be cute. I love that cute little lamb getting really intense about the jelly beans!  For the die that cuts the face and ears, I used Sugar Cube cardstock and then used some light pink and gray copic colors to add depth.  When I got that all done, I decided she needed a girly bow and found just the right thing in the previously released die set, Door to Door Summer Decor (although there are many sets with bows that would work.)

Taylored Expressions Quick Critters Spring

The jelly beans were cut with a die from another new set, Full of Beans. It's a grid set of 9 jelly beans so that you can stamp and cut nine beans at once.  The stamps add highlights on each bean; I didn't use the stamp because I wanted simple die cuts behind the critter.

The paper and sequins are also new.  The paper is the Sweet addition to the line of Playful Patterns. and the sequins are Pretty Pastels.   FYI - the die for the banner wasn't quite long enough for my layout, so I cut the banner halfway, then slide the die to make it longer before cutting the other half.

Here's the supply list for this card. Be sure to keep scrolling down for a chance at a prize and for another sneak peek.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Now I have a blast from the past.

I loved Bunny Tails & Happy Trails from a previous release.  Since it was released, we got a series of dies called On the Right Track that helps to easily make slider cards.  I put the two together and here's my bunny in an Easter egg!!

Taylored Expressions Bunny Trails

I love this sentiment on the outside since the bunny is clearly on the move.  To set it off I put it one of the clouds from the Cloud Stacklets. On the inside of the card is another sentiment from the same stamp set that makes it an Easter card - it says "An Easter treat just for you".

There's also a mini surprise on this card. When the bunny slides to the right - there are hidden Easter eggs!

Taylored Expressions Bunny Trails

With all the fabulous new products that TE puts out, sometimes it feels like we are always looking forward when there are many incredible products from the past that still deserve love and attention!!  I'm glad Bunny Trails came out to play!

TE Bunny Trails on a Track

That's it for today. Be sure to head over to the TE blog for more inspiration and for a chance at a prize. Then head back here tomorrow for some "luck" and "joy".

Taylored Expressions Bunny Trails Copics


F. Andre said...

Love the fun colour palettes on your cards. The little egg car is so cute, paired with the slider and surprise eggs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute cards, Kim!!! Love those adorable little critters!! And I, too, prefer fruity candies to chocolates----especially cherry flavored candies!!! YUM!

Lisa Elton said...

These could not possibly be any cuter Kim! Love that sweet little lamb and the bunny in the egg car is too much fun!

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Fantastic cards, Kim! Your little critters are precious. Thank you for your inspiration.

Flo said...

Such cute cards, sure to bring laughter and heart squeezes.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow.....doesn't get any cuter than these cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

thee cards are just darling:)

Natalie said...

fun cards!

cm said...

Apologies for my late visits, Kim! December and January were a blur, with several trips back-and-forth to visit my mom and family. The most recent was a working visit – starting January 19th – to mark diploma exams for 11 days – with a return on Feb. 1st and more running around from home-base. Apparently, the accumulation of the travel + work + visiting, while a ton of fun, was more 'depleting' than I realized, as I've been 200% sidelined by a nasty bout of flu/stomach flu, that started last Monday morning. Even after six days, I’m still experiencing zapped energy, wobbliness and overall *meh*…just call me a ‘mess’ *grin*. I'm dreadful at being sick (being stressed about it doesn't help!) but so appreciative of my husband, who is the best nurse/care-giver EVER! I wouldn't wish this flu, in all its various versions, on anyone! ANYWAY, visiting your gallery is guaranteed to lift my spirits, so here I am…doing some catching up! Your oh-so-tough (tee hee) little lamb is beyond adorable; your slider card bunny, pure delight! Seeing these has me feeling much better!